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Explosives - Tool for Progress


Published 1970s ca
Topics boom!


Demonstrates the essentiality of explosives to the nation's life. Illustrates how our daily living is touched by explosives constructively, efficiently, economically and safely.


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Run time 22:28
Production Company Institute Of Makers Of Explosives
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: nighthouse66 - - January 1, 2011
Subject: Great Music.
Kudos to the weirdo who thought a fuzz-guitar soundtrack was appropriate for a film about blowing up stuff. Which, as another reviewer put it, is the very BASIS. of our civilization.

and oh, yeah, isn't that little girl the same little girl from both "Willy Wonka" and "dark shadows"? Blow me up if i am wrong.
Reviewer: doowopbob - - April 11, 2010
Subject: ....Gee, Look....
.....What We Got Here..!..A Show & Tell For Terrorists..!
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - April 16, 2006
Subject: I Promise Not to Make a Pun About Cinematic Bombs, or Mention Wile E. Coyote, But It Won't Be Easy
This 70s film asserts that we owe everything good in our modern society entirelynot to railroads, not to aluminum, not to crop spraying, not even to truck farmersbut to blowing things up, a sentiment every boy will agree with. Unfortunately, they dont really get around to blowing things up real good until the end of the film. Until then, we get lots of scenes of construction projects in Manhattan, the Grand Coulee Dam, and the Panama Canal, with a scene of a very 70s housewife and her little girl baking a pie in a very 70s kitchen thrown in for good measure. Consequently, the film is not quite as much fun as it soundsby the end of the film, all fans of explosions will be chanting Blast em! Blast em! Blast em! over and over again. For real explosion fun, I say stick with the atomic bomb films of the 50s.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - February 3, 2006
Subject: Without explosives, we wouldn¡¯t have potato peelers.
Alright exploration I guess about how explosions are done and what value they serve (eg they blow up the ground real good). Problem is, this film lacks the punch, excuse the punch, until the very end until they set off the explosions. Until then, you¡¯re left to hear about safety, how the explosives are stored, and so on. But I sort of liked the chain reaction of items in the middle. Everything, from potato peelers to the dish rack, you can all thank explosives for giving them to you! Sort of ridiculous actually.
Reviewer: Visual16 - - November 19, 2005
Subject: Good educational film..
Learn about the many uses of industrial explosives and the advent of liquid filled and underwater demolition. See how our entire civilizaton and infrastructure owes itself to the deployment of high-powered explosives. Best of all, check out the great 70's "Mod Squad" music three quarters of the way through the film! Worth a download!
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